Driver killed after crashing into Rockford home

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — One person is dead after driving into a home at 5998 Kilburn Avenue Wednesday night around 10 p.m.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department says a car was traveling southbound on Tate Road when it left the road, went airborne and struck the house, striking a gas meter.

The driver was trapped inside and died, officials said. None of the 3 occupants of the home were injured.

Crews went door to door evacuating houses within a quarter mile after the gas leak.

Multiple police and fire agencies were called to the scene. Investigators are still looking into what caused the crash.

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